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, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
virginia on friday. he may be travelling with the woman in a 2008 silver kia with the tag number 1ewb10. the vehicle is using a doughnut spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> just hours left for the mayor's office and the candidates are doing everything they can do to get out the votes. but while they shake hands, there is controversy swirling over claims that some early voters were promised gift cards. someone made a hidden camera video making the same allegations. the video was sent to us by a fenty supporter. but right now both candidates say they don't know who was involved and they are not sure how to respond exactly. here is more. >> well, who knows. i mean, we can't afix any responsibility. we can certainly no one in our campaign who has anything to do with any gift cards. and the person who was involved i think on the video said something about non partisan, right? >> it is my understanding the people in the giant parking lot handing out the gift certificates are affiliated with the gray campaign, whether they are paid staff, campaign volunteers, i don't know enough about i
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a family home in falls church, virginia. >> and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we couldn't ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. and i don't need to tell you all that. even if you you have health insurance, seen your co-payments, premiums skyrocket. even if you get health care from your employer, that employers' costs have skyrocketed and they're starting to pass more and more of those to their employees. more people don't get health care from their employers. >> now, republicans are vowing to undercut, some are actually vowing to repeal health reforms if they win control of the house. in the meantime, 20 different states are suing the federal court. in florida, calling health insurance mandates an unconstitutional power grab. basically saying that the u.s. government is not empowered to do some of the things they've done in health care reform. it's a little bit like an al capone case. it's got to do with the rights the federal government has to
, the previous generation. host: nelson from west virginia. if you are from generation x, or generation y, we want to hear from you, since you will be in europe in the world -- you will be inheriting the world from the baby boom generation. and those folks that came out of the world war ii years, if you would like to talk about the baby boomers and what you left them, that would be an interesting conversation as well. the next call is from wisconsin, ron on the democrats line. ron, what generation are you in? caller: high may boomer -- i'm a boomer, born in 1947 and i think the article is way off balance. i think the contribution of the boomers goes beyond any of the other generations in the fact that people nowadays can actually say no, instead of just marching in lockstep with what happened up until the 1960's. we could say, hey, wait a second, something is wrong, and to make changes. and these changes really shaped present generations. and i think if anything, the present generation are the ones that are released boyle, undereducated, and really do not have a direction. -- are really spoil
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
virginia. we picked virginia to sort of look at how the president is doing two years later because he won that state, first democrat to do that since 1964 back in 2008. and yet we found republicans and then democrats, independents, who voted for the president in 2008 saying this is not moving, turning around quickly enough. and one of the people we spoke to is reverend -- pastor mariner. and he said a lot of his parishioners, including african-americans who were proud to support the president in 2008 are saying what happened? >> people don't seem excited about voting. they don't seem energetic. what difference would it make? we've got the first african-american president in office, but look at where we are now. >> what do you tell them when they seem disappointed? they had a lot of hope, but now they're disappointed. >> i don't know if they're disappointed at him, disappointed in the process. i think they're disappointed in overall this functional attitude in congress. >> and that's an important point to make. i heard that from other voters, as well. even some republicans say they voted f
troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential partners. new markets for our goods stretch
they are, john. i spent the last couple of days in sort of southeastern virginia, norfolk virginia beach area on exactly that question. what happened to the obama magic. we picked virginia because he won that state. the first time a democrat did that since 1964. and this particular part of virginia, they elected a freshman democrat. and since that time, he's been running away from the president. a sure sign that the president's popularity, some of ththat magi has flipped in places like virginia. the democrat appeared with then candidate obama four times in 2008. now he hasn't appeared with him at all. he voted against health care reform. why? well, we talked to some independent voters in that district who voted for president obama in 2008. and they just say, look, they have no personal against the president. they think he tried to do too much too fast. and number two, they said the economy's so awful right now, people are just in complete panic mode right now and that what they want to do is take it out on their representative. whether it's a democrat, whether it's a republican. and ther
warnings for all of eastern north carolina and tropical storm warnings from virginia to long island. later today, hurricane warnings will sh issued for cape cod. a look at a powerful storm. you can clearly see the eye of the storm and weaken from here on out but it's already too strong so if it weakens from a 4 to a 3 that can still do a lot of destruction on the outer banks. it's traveling 50 to a hundred miles parallel to the east coast. if this had been 50 miles west of this this on would have been one of the historic and damaging hurricanes ever. it's a little off the coast and still do damage. tomorrow morning, during the morning rush hour into the noon hour, the strongest winds will be virginia beach, maryland, delaware coast up through the jersey shore. by friday afternoon the tropical storm force winds are about from new york city all the way out through long island including connecticut, long island and the cape. the hurricane force winds should arrive on cape cod come tomorrow evening by 9:00 or 10:00. they may even do evacuations on the outer cape maybe from orleans to province
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
the ones who were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. [ cheering ] >> reporter: palin described criticism of the republican washington establishment as a moment in the wood shed. earlier this week she talked about the possibility she might get into the campaign. >> i don't know. we know that it is not up to me. if the a arican people were to be ready for someone who is will to shake it up and willing to get back to time tested truths and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course i would give it a shot. >> reporter: palin got a warm reception. many suggested they questions about whether or not she had interest, dedication, and fire in the bellly to do the hand-to-hand retail campaigning that is required in iowa >> president obama meantime facing off with congressional republicans on a long fought campaign issue. he wants them to stop blocking legislation aimed at limiting how much money corporations and unions can s
. >> president obama turns his attention back to health care this morning, speaking to residents in virginia. then he heads to new york nrt u.n. general assembly. he will speak at a development summit and host a pair of democratic fund-raisers tonight. >>> the heads of the two farms linked to a recent salmonella outbreak will be on capitol hill today. >>> janet napolitano will testify before congress this morning about the growing threat of domestic terrorists. she is expected to say that home grown suspects are complicated efforts to detect terror plots. >>> other stories making headlines. bob woodward is out with a new book details the bitter white house strife over the war in afghanistan. "the new york times" obtained a copy of this book. >>> in bell, california, the town that's come to symbolize government corruption, eight officials are heading to court today, arrested on charges of fleecing taxpayers. in one instance, the city manager of the low income suburb was earning over $800,000 a year. and there may be good news for the trapped chilen miners. official rs being cautiously optimis
across the country. it ranges from two states, kentucky and virginia, which partly disenfranchises anyone with a felony conviction. you lose the right to vote for life in their states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights. you have to go to an application procedure. it is entirely at his discretion. he decides it is to vote in his state. under some governors, that number drops precipitously. it is purely discretionary. it is entirely within the governor's control. the result is hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised in the states. that has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. we have been working with our partners at the naacp and the and say it -- and the aclu to change that. the results or that two states still disenfranchised anyone with a felony conviction. it will not surprise you that florida, alabama, mississippi, and arizona have permanent disenfranchisement are at least some people with criminal convictions. there has been -- i want to talk about it -- the introduction to our report. a number of these laws are firmly ro
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
is something that we have to debate about, but i do not believe in sanctuaries. host: alexandria, virginia. oscar, democratic line. caller: i just came to the united states. i am a legal resident now. before people talk about the eagles not paying taxes -- talk about illegals not paying taxes , we do not steal the numbers, we just invent them. in my case i work for seven years with a fake number that they took. for seven years i have worked, i will never get the money with my three jobs and we do pay taxes. inform yourself. you will understand that most undocumented people do pay taxes. make sure that the criminals do not get any identification in your passage of this law. the people that have worked really hard to put food on the table for their families, but they wanted an opportunity. forgive them. those k -- host: ok. congressman? guest: becoming a naturalized citizen, i understand what he is saying. but what you are saying validates what i have been saying. looking as social security, the last numbers i saw were over $4 billion there, people like yourselves that i put money in and pro
. this is wre democrats did well in the last two cycles. we saw this in northern virginia, suburbs outside philadelphia, outside of las vegas and phoenix, even, this is where democrats we able to win over voters with a common sense kind of agenda, practic approach to making the middle- class better. what we found is a lot of residents there are falling on tough times and switching their loyalties. they are not necessarily tea party people, so they are not angry -- i talked to about two dozen residents of the subdivision who were political independents, and they did not say anything hateful about the president or that they were voting the tea party but they were critical of the president. it's good he said they were not tea party identifiers. -- host: yu said that they are concerned about everyday issues that affect their lives. how important of the suburbs or this area of this country -- not urban america or rural america, more of a middle-class enclave. guest: it is critical for both parties. it is where the growth is. not necessarily the closed in suburbs that have been established for a
in the country in the northeast with the census bureau statistics showing mississippi, arkansas, west virginia have the lowest median incomes. the top five rounded out by tennessee and south carolina. families there making in the first three less than $40,000 a year. new hampshire, new jersey, they're around $65,000 a year. and rounding out the top five of the richest, if you will, that's -- i should say the highest median incomes connecticut, maryland, and alaska. so you see where people are making more money than others. so you know the numbers now. you know the poorest states. you've heard stories from those three women. what are you going to do about it? coming up next, one man who says people ought to be ticked off about poverty in this country. my discussion with famed author and pastor after a quick break. it's 10 past the hour. my name is rachel robinson. i am a banker with quicken loans. this is kathy, who i helped do her first home loan, and this is her sister tina, who i also helped do her first home loan. it was unbelievable how well it all fell together. we wanted to stay in our s
of a virginia woman to halt an execution. theresa lewis has pleaded guilty to her part of the murders of her husband and stepson in their home. but lewis and her lawyers argue thae shoo has an iq that is borderline retarded and could not commit the crime alone. but it was denied and the death by lethal injection should continue saturday night. >>> and the final vote for "don't ask, don't tell" is four short of the 60 votes needed to overcome republican opposition. the democrats are accusing the gop of stalling on the defense bill while democrats are saying they are using this bill to force through provisions like "don't ask, don't tell." >>> a group of scientists are warning against building highways through the serengeti, and they say that the proposed road would cause disaster and disrupt the migration of thousands of zebras and wild beasts and the president has said he is a conservation ally and he won't allow something to be built to ruin the ecosystem. >>> finally, bedbugs are popping up all over the country, and experts are gathering to attend a bedbug summit outside of chicago. on dis
the elections? virginia write, depends on how smart or stupid people are. if they're smart, the increase in poverty levels will create a corresponding increase of votes for the democrats. why anyone poor would vote republican is beyond me. missy writes it doesn't matter if democrats are at fault or not, they're the party in power. the nation looks to them for solutions. when they fail to address the very real problems this country has they deserve all the blame that is heaped upon them. joe writes, hard to say how it will affect the elections. it does indicate how effective the emfa service preventing the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor has been. the rich are assuccumulating al the wealth. mike writes, the only group people can turn to if they are fed up with the status quo is the tea party. it's very possible people are voting for the tea party candidates simply out of frustration, not knowing what the group really stands for. she writes from arizona, it will probably be bad for the democrats as there are so many voters out there with short-term memory loss who don't rememb
island, did not ratify the document until after the country was established. but five states, virginia, massachusetts, new york, maryland and south carolina sent specific amendments that should be added to the document. foremost in each of those states' amendments was the concept of sovereignty or the ability of states to make the decisions. their goal and their concepts were incorporated in the 10th amendment to the constitution which put in written form the unnamed structure that the founding fathers had established in the constitution. as one of our justices on the supreme court said, the constitution protects us from our own best intentions. it divides power among branches of government precisely so we may resist the temptation to concentrate power in one location as the expedient solution to the crisis of the day. for a century and a half, this nation basically honored that concept. in the last half century, though, we have stretched the idea significantly. starting with the progressive era in the early 1900's'. it was president wilson who called this political witch craft. he sai
this area was founded in 1609 by sailors trying to get to virginia, and they settled here. i can tell you from 1609 to present day they know how to handle these tropical systems. they were well prepared, they were willing to accept the damage from the tree, the roof damage and the shattered windows, blocked roadways. it goes with the territory, so to speak. some of the flooding that we had along the coastline is caused by some of the nine to 12-foot waves that pushed by the wind you're going to have that. that's water is now since receded which is good news. there are other issues in terms of the main causeway in bermuda. that's shut. the airport is closed. when the winds subside, what they will do is take a team of engineers out by the causeway and check fort structural damage. if it appears sound, they will open it back up. and hopefully thereafter the airport. >> reynolds wolf doing yeoman's service in bermuda. >>> sarah shourd who spent more than a year in prison is back on u.s. soul but her heart is in iran. >> her fiance and friend are being held accused by the iranian government of
. parts of virginia are starting to feel -- the category two storm churned past north carolina's outer banks. officials say they'll be assessing the damages this morning. but forecasters say earl produced little storm surge and minor flooding. the jobless rate is expected to increase to .6% from 9.5%. that would be the first rise since april. bp says so far its spent $8 million responding to the oil spill cleanup. $399 million paid to settle hundreds of thousands of claims from businesses andors act affected by the 13il8. and seeing evidence that the -- today secretary gates visited troops who are in the thick of fighting in that taliban strong hold, and finally a government official says a scientist has official says a scientist has been detained in miami after screeners found a metal canister in his luggage that looked like a pipe bomb. the f.b.i. and miami-dade police are interviewing the 70-year-old man. no explosives have been found. four of miami international airports and concourses were evacuated thursday night. but the airport fully re-opened just after 4:00 a.m. this morning.
fundraising dinner. the former chairman of virginia's democratic party writes about her this morning in "the washington post," says sarah palin saved the g.o.p. here how he concludes -- palin started as tonto, but became the lone ranger. she runs mains strong and stood by her party. she's become a bridge between the old republican guard and the growing right-wing dissatisfaction, not just about democrats, but also with republican office holders. palin's ability to advocate for using the g.o.p., not a third party to channel this angst has allowed republican voter anger to boil, yet not boil over. should republicans run up the score in november, sarah palin will deserve a lot of credit she will never get. guest: i don't know whether she'll get it, but i think that's a very accurate assessment. i think palin has been great. she's been a dynamo. she has advocated for conservative principles unapologetically. when they tried to beat her down, she bounces right back, and she's right back in her faces, and she set an example. and really, do you realize what it's like to have the entire media machin
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